Here’s the the thread. The thread we’ve all been waiting for. The “show us your LOOT!” thread. From yamadori to Yardadori. From the highest ice shorn peaks of The Rocky Mountains to your neighbor’s Jim and Debbie’s backyard. Let’s see it!
I thought it would be cool to share photos of what we’ve collected, give each other high fives and a pat on the back, and exchange information and ideas on what each of us has collected this season. Any tree you post in this thread, I think it would be great to post updates… leafing out, even next spring posting one year updates could be cool. Also if it dies, don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone… shhhh…
To kick us off I am posting what I thought was and elm, that I’ve had my eye on for the last year. I dug it from an overgrown abandoned and out of business “Tim Hortons”. R.I.P. I hear they are still going strong in Canada though. Maybe @rafi could confirm this for us. .
Though now thinking back on the leaves I remember on it from last summer, it may actually be a species of Alder. Will report in with more pics and an I.D. once it leafs out. It was obviously unwanted and was cut back very low at some point a few years ago and it responded with multiple new leaders fighting for dominance. It has two large roots, fortuitously, on either side of my preferred front and weaker rootage on the front and back, so developing an evenness to the nebari will be a priority. Here’s the pics, check it out. Forgive the unsightly tie down guy wire. With only two beefy roots to tire wire too it needed a little extra to get it to sit completely still.